ALL ART IMPLIES SOME TECHNOLOGY. But at what point does the working relationship between the artist and sophisticated technology preclude the synthesis of art? I suspect that the Los Angeles County Museum’s recent four-year project, culminating with the May 10–August 29 “Art & Technology” exhibition, provides a variety of clues.
Although certainly a problematic undertaking “Art & Technology” represents the most technically proficient exhibition of its kind to date. The enormous amount of money and organizational effort poured into A & T dwarfs by several magnitudes the preparation needed for any major art exhibition of traditional media. While this doesn’t necessarily make it better, it does make A & T more confusing, because the preparations in a sense become the art—and this is something that can be shared only fragmentarily with the viewer. For instance, I remember being served cocktails
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